So I have this issue too. I asked for an exception from Apple and they basically told me to go &&^& myself. I shared this thread with them to show that this is a very widespread issue. Didn’t care. The most amazing thing though was the excuse they conjured up to not pay. They took pictures of the LCD cable which is obviously completely &&^&@@. They then send these to me and say that it’s ‘accidental damage’ and therefore there’s no way they can help me because they only cover functional damage. I ask how it could be possible that I accidentally damaged an LCD flex cable that is inside the housing of the machine. Their answer? That it must have been opened up by some mysterious third party and damaged maliciously. I emailed them to say this is completely absurd, and they just ignored me. Roll on the lawsuit I guess.